Nyasha Nyamaka

Nyasha Nyamaka

Being heavily influenced to begin her dance journey by hip hop and KRUMP at age 15, Zimbabwe native Nyasha Nyamaka has been moving and exploring different styles since. While in high school, she gained an affinity for South African music and dance styles (such as house and kwaito) that were popular with her peers, and these have seen her through to her current interest in gqom music and the corresponding bhenga dance style. Upon moving to Canada, she became a part of the Calgary KRUMP collective collective, Empirical Freedom, which has travelled cross country and internationally to train and compete. Travelling and interacting with different African cultures has allowed Nyasha to nurse her passion for dance through learning more about other modern African styles of dances such as Kuduro, Afrohouse, Afrobeats, and Coupé Decale. With Woezo Africa, she hopes to learn, preserve, and promote African dance culture by encouraging community, authenticity, and a willingness to learn, grow and share.